Commerce – The Texas A&M University-Commerce social work department was recently awarded a $282,478 grant for three years by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, to develop and enhance approaches to stop violence against women on campus.
Project RESPECT (Respond, Empower, Support, Protect, Educate, Coordinate, and Train) will develop partnerships between university departments, community victim services, criminal justice, and relevant entities.
– You can still cast a ballot if you've moved from one county to another in the last 30 days and haven't registered to vote.
But you'll have to do so by the end of early voting.
Collin County Elections Administrator Sharon Row says you'll only be able to vote for races in common between the two counties. Row says you'll have to vote at your county's main early voting location as well.
Greenville – The Greenville City Council moves a step closer to bringing in a new power plant, after conducting a second public hearing on the facility Tuesday night.
Danny M. Vines, president of Lufkin-based Greenville Energy LLP, stressed $12 million of the $105 million plant will be dedicated to environmental controls. The plant will require approximately 70 daily loads of biomass.
Paris – Following a one and a half hour executive session Monday, the Paris City Council voted 4-3 to begin the process to terminate City Manager Kevin Carruth.
The city attorney will now draft a resolution to suspend Carruth for what is described as a failure to comply with contractual obligations, deficient performance and failure to comply with established policies and procedures.
Powderly – Two women are dead and a young boy injured in a possible murder-suicide in Lamar County.
Authorities have confirmed the shooting occurred in the Powderly area, about 12 miles north of Paris.
A mother is alleged to have gone to a home where her son was located and shot and killed a woman there. She is then said to have taken her nine-year-old son home with her where she shot him before turning the gun on herself.
The boy was flown to a Dallas hospital in unknown condition.